SuSE 10 Security Update : finch, libpurple, and pidgin (ZYPP Patch Number 8131)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59682


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


Various remote triggerable crashes in pidgin have been fixed :

- In some situations the MSN server sends text that isn't UTF-8 encoded, and Pidgin fails to verify the text's encoding. In some cases this can lead to a crash when attempting to display the text (). (CVE-2012-1178)

- Incoming messages with certain characters or character encodings can cause clients to crash. (CVE-2012-1178 / CVE-2012-2318)

- A series of specially crafted file transfer requests can cause clients to reference invalid memory. The user must have accepted one of the file transfer requests.


Apply ZYPP patch number 8131.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59682

File Name: suse_finch-8131.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/25

Modified: 2012/06/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1178, CVE-2012-2214, CVE-2012-2318